Minnesota Department of Human Services

The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) is seeking a talented psychologist to work in our Community Preparation Services (CPS), which is a less restrictive, unlocked residential setting on the grounds of the St. Peter campus.  CPS is located outside of the secure perimeter where clients are focused on reintegration to the community.

As a Treatment Psychologist in CPS, you’ll have the opportunity to work on the leading edge of the comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and management of civilly committed sexual offenders. We are committed to being a leader in the industry, implementing the latest research throughout all aspects of our program.

Applicants may be eligible for relocation reimbursement, plus a hiring incentive of up to $2,500!


The Minnesota Sex Offender Program offers professionals the opportunity to be part of an organization that is committed to its staff, clients, and the community. MSOP values professional development and provides ongoing state-of-the-art training and outside professional the valuable benefit of supervision toward professional licensure for its staff.

MSOP is a unique program led by seasoned and respected professionals, our treatment design integrates clinical, vocational, therapeutic recreation, education, and security throughout all phases of treatment toward the ultimate goal of successful reintegration. Our employees take pride in knowing their work safeguards the public, while providing clients with opportunities to demonstrate meaningful change through participation in sex offender treatment.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide comprehensive psychological treatment services as a valued member of the treatment team, including psychological evaluations, crisis intervention, sex offender assessments, and individual psychotherapy.
  • Provide specialized consultation regarding differential diagnoses, effective treatment strategies, risk management, and other related issues.
  • Give technical consultation and direction to a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary treatment teams, clinicians, and other care providers in the field of sex offender treatment.
  • Bring leadership and clinical direction to the overall program treatment model and process.
  • Provide expert testimony at Special Review Board hearings and Minnesota courts.

Qualifications include:

  • Possess a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology; AND
  • Be licensed or license eligible as a psychologist by the Minnesota Board of Psychology (LP)*; AND
    • Doctoral level Graduates working towards Licensure: A Psychologist 3 may be hired on a provisional appointment and receive supervision under a Licensed MSOP Staff Psychologist, while working towards Licensure.
  • Have knowledge and experience in assessments and integrated report writing.

Apply online at

www.mn.gov/careers, search for Job ID #45980

To apply for this job please visit www.mn.gov.